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ABMS Continuing Certification Initiative Issues Draft Report

Last month, the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission convened by the American Board of Medical Specialties and its member boards released a draft report of its findings and recommendations, and is inviting further public comment.

Apply Now for STFM Pilots Aimed at Improved Training

Departments of family medicine have until Feb. 22 to apply for pilot projects aimed at improving student training at ambulatory care sites.

AAFP Weighs in With Its 'Vision for the Future

The AAFP responded to a draft report by the American Board of Medical Specialties Vision for the Future Commission with recommendations to make continuing board certification work for family physicians.

Family Medicine Tops the List in Osteopathic Match

Thirty-four percent of matches made during this year's final American Osteopathic Association Intern/Resident Registration Program Match were to family medicine residency programs.

Research Shines a Light on SDOH Training

A review of primary care residency program curricula has found wide variations in the ways in which these programs teach residents about social determinants of health.

Best Project Winners Named in Emerging Leader Institute

The winning projects from the third class of the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute focused on the mental health of veterans, home births and high-quality care for the LGBTQ+ community.

What Factors Hook Medical Students on Family Medicine?

In 2015, the AAFP conducted a national survey of all graduating AAFP student members to learn what influenced their specialty choices.

Workforce Tactic Team Sets Stage to Increase Ranks of FPs

A recent article in Family Medicine sums up the outcomes of three years of work by the Family Medicine for America's Health Workforce Education and Development Tactic Team.

Researchers Calculate Medical School Production of FPs

An article published in the March issue of Family Medicine identifies factors that contribute to allopathic and osteopathic institutions' output of family physicians over time.

Report: FM Residency Diversity Can Be Fast-tracked

A family physician co-author of a recent study outlined key interventions that helped one residency program quickly increase diversity despite a largely unchanged pipeline.

Residency Curriculum Hits Mark on Social Determinants

Researchers at a St. Louis family medicine residency program assessed outcomes after implementation of a longitudinal experiential curriculum focused on underserved communities.

New ABFM Testing Format Calls for Novel Learning Tool

The AAFP has launched the Longitudinal Assessment Self-Study Package for family physicians participating in the American Board of Family Medicine's Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment pilot. The new resource combines the learning power of the Board Review Self-Study ...

Food is Health Pilot Improves Patients' Diabetes Markers

A residency program has discovered an innovative way to encourage and facilitate good nutrition in patients with diabetes whose households also struggle with food insecurity.

What Drives Medical Students to Choose Family Medicine?

Results of focus group sessions with medical students at allopathic schools across the United States show that the decision to specialize in family medicine is influenced by several factors.

2019 NRMP Match Marks Decade of Growth for Family Medicine

The 2019 Match numbers mark a decade of year-over-year growth for family medicine, with a total of 3,848 medical students and graduates matching into the specialty -- 313 more than in 2018.

Taking a 'Measure What You Treasure' Approach to Burnout

Speakers at a session held during the AAFP's Residency Program Solutions conference focused on one residency's experience of identifying burnout and building a wellness culture.

Questions About CME Credit? AAFP Has Answers

In this QandA, Steven Furr, M.D., chair of the AAFP's Commission on Continuing Professional Development, tackles frequently asked questions about CME and AAFP credit.

Policy Brief Makes Case for Funding Teaching Health Centers

Researchers find that family medicine residents who train in teaching health centers often practice in safety-net settings such as federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, public health clinics, institutional clinics and clinics that are part of the Indian Health Service.

AAFP Delegation Stands Up for Residency Teaching Faculty

AAFP delegates supported physicians-in-training during this year's AMA House of Delegates annual meeting as they sought to ensure that their instructors can devote adequate time to teaching duties.

Do Residents' Skills Match Medicare Patients' Needs?

New research suggests that family medicine residents' training does not align with the most common procedures that Medicare patients need.

Obesity Education in Family Medicine Clerkships Falls Short

New research on obesity education in family medicine clerkships shows gaps that may leave future family physicians inadequately prepared to treat patients with this condition.

What Do FM Residents Know About Environmental Health?

Results of a survey of Canadian family medicine residents suggest substantial gaps exist in their knowledge about and training on environmental health issues.

When It Comes to Hiring Faculty Physicians, Money Talks

Results of a survey of family medicine department chairs provide new insight into the factors associated with successfully filling vacancies for faculty physicians.

Students, Residents Elect New Leaders for the Coming Year

Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders July 27 in Kansas City, Mo., to represent them in the coming year.

Residents Focus Discussions on Training, Patient Care

During this year's National Congress of Family Medicine Residents, participants adopted measures on various topics, including opioid use disorder treatment and support for residents whose programs close unexpectedly.

AAFP Launches New Audio Journal Products

Two new audio products from the AAFP provide members easy access to select content from the Academy journals FPM and American Family Physician.

AAFP Promotes Health Equity Curricular Toolkit

The AAFP has unveiled its Health Equity Curricular Toolkit, a structured curricular tool intended to facilitate discussions between clinical and public health learners and primary care faculty about social determinants of health and related issues.

NY Residency Program Teaches Grads to Serve Underserved

A recent research report details survey findings that show most graduates of a New York University residency practice primary care and serve underserved communities.

AAFP Credit System Unveils New Seal

The AAFP Credit System has unveiled a new seal that CME providers can use to show their education has been vetted and approved by the AAFP.

Emerging Leader Institute Names Best Project Winners

The AAFP Foundation has announced the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute award recipients from its 2018 class, including the overall best project award winners.

Students Focus on Physician Wellness, Additional Training

During the 2019 National Congress of Student Members in Kansas City, Mo., delegates adopted multiple resolutions that addressed protecting physician wellness and requested additional training.

Become a Family Medicine Discovers RapSDI Scholar

The Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation initiative is currently accepting applications from FPs interested in conducting innovative, short-term clinical research projects.

AAFP Updates CME Search, Reporter Functions for Members

The Academy has updated the CME Search and CME Reporter tools on, making it easier for members to find the specific CME products and activities they need.

AAFP Adds New Livestream Platform CME Options

The AAFP is offering a new livestreaming CME format for two upcoming musculoskeletal and sports care and two adult medicine courses. Each topic will be offered in two formats: six half-day sessions during a three-day event or one 90-minute session every week for 12 weeks.

Parental Leave in Family Medicine Residencies Varies Widely

Parental leave policies and practices vary considerably among family medicine residency programs across the United States, according to a new study.

Study: What Do Long-term Rural Preceptors Need to Succeed?

In a recent study, Alabama-based researchers sought to understand the kind of support rural preceptors need to teach medical students in an eight-month longitudinal rural curriculum.

Study Highlights Lack of Self-care Among Medical Residents

New research indicates that a concerning number of medical residents do not have a routine place for care, making them less likely to utilize valuable preventive screenings and services.

Study: FM Residencies Need More Telehealth Training

Armed with survey results that show many residencies use telehealth infrequently, researchers say family medicine residents need more training in telehealth services.

USMLE Change Benefits Students, Reflects AAFP Guidance

Medical students scored a major win last week when the United States Medical Licensing Examination program announced its intention to change score reporting for the USMLE Step 1 exam from the current three-digit numeric score to pass/fail beginning in 2022.

CDC Offers Free CME on Tapering, Discontinuing Opioids

The CDC is offering family physicians and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn about opioid reduction strategies and earn free CME in the process.

More U.S. Students Match to Family Medicine in Record Year

In the first entirely unified match for allopathic and osteopathic medical students, the total number of U.S. students and graduates matching into the specialty increased by 103 while the overall family medicine match increased by nearly 500.

New AAFP Policy Protects Medical Learners During Pandemic

The AAFP has issued a new policy intended to support and protect medical learners during the COVID-19 pandemic and similar types of public health crises.

New STFM Podcast Series Shines a Light on COVID-19

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine has launched a new podcast series that examines lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic from an academic medicine perspective.

Guidance Steers 2021 Match Around COVID-19 Obstacles

New recommendations aim to ensure a successful 2021 family medicine residency match process that overcomes hurdles thrown up by the pandemic.

PDW RPS Content Available in On Demand Package

Although the AAFP's PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium was canceled because of the pandemic, the Academy is making more than 18 hours of recorded content and materials available.

'Think Big' to Reimagine Family Medicine, Speakers Advise

For their virtual mainstage event at the 2020 National Conference, AAFP CEO/EVP Shawn Martin and Farzad Mostashari, M.D., M.P.H., talked about the future of family medicine.

Be Prepared: Program Directors Offer Advice on Virtual Match

Program directors Deborah Clements, M.D., and Kristina Diaz, M.D., offered students advice on navigating the virtual match during a session at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

Students, Residents Elect 2021 Leadership

In their first remote election, delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders to represent them in the coming year.

FPs Urge Residents, Students to Be Voice for Patients

Veteran family physicians urged attendees at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students not to underestimate their ability to make a difference outside the clinic.

Best Project Winners Named By Emerging Leader Institute

The AAFP Foundation recently announced the project award winners from the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leadership Institute's fifth class.

Program Directors: Virtual Interviews Better Than Expected

The pandemic forced the unprecedented step of moving all Match interviews online. In this QandA, four family medicine residency program directors share their insights regarding virtual interviews.

Med Students Belong in Priority Group for COVID-19 Vaccine

The AAFP updated its policy regarding medical learners and the pandemic to specify that medical students should be included with other health professionals who are prioritized to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

'I Am Convinced Family Medicine Is the Solution'

Watching a family member struggle with illness and access to care inspired third-year family medicine resident Kristina Dakis, M.D., to pursue a career in medicine.

Providing Care to Those Who Can't Get It Anywhere Else

Sarah Nosal, M.D., has devoted her career to giving uninsured patients "the care and respect they deserve" and passing those values on to the medical students she trains.

Tackling a New Career — and Residency — at 58

Former NFL player and medical device company CEO Milt McColl, M.D., is finishing his medical training and loving every minute of it.

Saving Lives by Passing Laws

In addition to providing hands-on patient care, Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, M.D., is improving public health in Oregon through her work as a state senator.

Starting a Rural Health System From Scratch

David Gaus, M.D., M.P.H., wanted to provide preventive care to the people of rural Ecuador. When he realized they needed more, he started an entire health system.

Caring for the Underserved Where They Need It

Ravi Grivois-Shah, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., set out to care for the underserved. Directing a mobile health program and a clinic with a large refugee population have allowed him to do it.

Burnout Survivor Strives to Help Peers

Nearly 20 years after bouncing back from physician burnout, Mark Greenawald, M.D., is trying to help his peers prevent or overcome it.

Closing the Gap Between Public Health Goals and Reality

Norman Oliver, M.D., M.A., wanted to influence health on a large scale. He found that opportunity as Virginia's deputy commissioner for population health.

Encouraging the Next Generation of Doctors

As founder of a youth health career mentorship program, Renee Crichlow, M.D., is helping young students climb "The Ladder" to medical school and beyond.

Showing Minority Students What's Possible

Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans represent less than 7 percent of the physician workforce. Kameron Matthews, M.D., J.D., and her colleagues are trying to change that.

Path to Leadership Started as Volunteer

Jay Lee, M.D., M.P.H., said lessons learned as a medical volunteer in El Salvador have served him well as a family physician leader and advocate.

Working to Eliminate Health Disparities

Family physician Denise Rodgers, M.D., is leading a broad community effort to eliminate health disparities related to nutrition, fitness, housing and mental health in Newark, N.J.

Her Leadership Path Has Come Full Circle

Kisha Davis, M.D., M.P.H., was recently elected convener of the 2019 National Conference of Constituency Leaders. She wants to give back to the event that trained her as a leader.

Caring for Olympic Team a Golden Opportunity

Allyson Howe, M.D., wanted a career that included caring for athletes. She achieved that goal as the head physician for the Olympic champion U.S. women's hockey team.

Building a Case for Health Equity

Brian Frank, M.D., said his circuitous route to a career in medicine helps him understand the patient perspective and the need for health equity.

Harnessing Health Data in Pursuit of Triple Aim

Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, M.D., is helping the Center for Improving Value in Health Care utilize vast health claims data in pursuit of better health, better care and lower costs.

Delivering Full-scope Family Medicine

Family physician Christina Kelly, M.D., provides maternity care, including surgical obstetrics. She's also showing medical students and residents how broad their scope could be as family physicians.

Improving Care for LGBTQ Community

Kevin Wang, M.D., is teaching medical students, residents, physicians and others how to meet the unique health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer patients.

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

Marjie Heier, M.D., may not have found the medical practice she expected in Zambia, but the people of this African nation certainly found what they needed in Heier.

Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline in the Golden State

Jo Marie Reilly, M.D., M.P.H., developed an innovative program at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California to draw more medical students to primary care.

She Found Where She Belonged at National Conference

Victoria Boggiano, M.D., M.P.H., confirmed her specialty choice and became a leader at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. Now she hopes to help others do the same.

'Country Doc' Leading Health Advocacy in Lone Star State

As he winds down his fourth decade in practice, Douglas Curran, M.D., remains a leading physician advocate in his state as president of the Texas Medical Association.

Racing Toward a Bright Future

Erin Clark, a regional coordinator for the family medicine interest group network, is pursuing two academic degrees and a spot in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials.

Medical Educator Is Keen on Evidence

Whether through conference presentations, journals, mentoring or podcasting, Steven Brown, M.D., is delivering evidence-based medicine to students, residents and physicians.

Growing Family Medicine is 'Fantastic Mission'

A longtime leader in family medicine training, Joseph Gravel, M.D., hopes to double the size of a residency program for the second time in his career.

Teaching Students to Be Leaders, Create Change

Physician, educator and advocate Kari Mader, M.D., M.P.H., is teaching medical students how to identify and address their communities' needs.

From Army Wife to Army Doctor

Lt. Col. Julie Hundertmark, M.D., realized her dream of becoming a physician in the military and now is encouraging others to follow her path.

Want to Be a Physician Leader? Just Take the Reins

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., says physicians are natural leaders. She's working to ensure her colleagues feel empowered to create change.

Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline

Julie Phillips, M.D., M.P.H., is using research to understand the factors that influence student choice and, ultimately, improve the family physician pipeline.

Mentoring, Providing Opportunities for Next Generation

Volunteering in a health care outreach clinic as a teenager helped Juan Robles, M.D., find the mentors he needed in health care. Now he is creating similar opportunities for college students.

Training the Next Generation of Family Physicians

Philip Diller, M.D., PhD., recently was named senior associate dean for educational affairs at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He said it's important for more family physicians to take on roles as academic deans.

Casting a Wide Net for Primary Care Research

Wilson Pace, M.D., had an idea to build networks that allow physicians to share data, and the project has given researchers access to de-identified records for more than 30 million patients.

FP Steps in With Compassion for Child Sex Abuse Victims

Samuel "Le" Church, M.D., M.P.H., literally rebuilt his practice so he could help childhood victims of sexual assault.

'Moving the Needle' on Student Choice

Michelle Roett, M.D., M.P.H., is working on both local and national initiatives to expand the family medicine pipeline.

Taking the Family Medicine Message to the Masses

Former AAFP President Richard Roberts, M.D., J.D., may have retired from his day jobs, but he's still working for family medicine.

Tailoring His Practice for Community, Trainees

Residency program director Jim Campbell, M.D., practices in a wide variety of settings so he can show students and residents the full scope of family medicine.

A Champion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity

When Jennifer Edgoose, M.D., M.P.H., objected to the lack of diversity in her residency program, her department chair challenged her to do something about it. She didn't stop there.

Leading From Within the Health Care System

Ajoy Kumar, M.D., realized as an intern just how broken our health care system is. He's been working to change that ever since.

Health Equity Fellow Plans to Learn While Leading Others

As one of the AAFP's first health equity fellows, Karen Isaacs, M.D., M.P.H., is working to improve the process of screening patients for social determinants of health and linking them to needed resources.

Caring for People Affected by War

Ranit Mishori, M.D., M.H.S., spent a decade covering wars as a journalist. Now she cares for those fleeing from such conflicts.

Mapping a Path to Good Health

Paul Ravenna, M.D., is studying how geographic information systems can help improve health care and how physicians can be trained to use those tools to help patients.

Future FP Is Already an Educator, Innovator

Intern Tyson Schwab, M.D., M.S., just started his family medicine training, but he already has two medical devices in development.

Daughter's Birth Defect Led Him to Medical School

Chris Zeman didn't plan to be a physician, but when his daughter was born with gastroschisis, he was inspired to go back to school at age 31.

Meet Family Medicine's Point Man on Immunizations

His research and work on state and national committees put Jonathan Temte, M.D., M.S., Ph.D., on a path to become one of family medicine's foremost experts on immunizations.

Rocking Full-scope Family Medicine for Rural Patients

Noemi "Mimi" Doohan, M.D., Ph.D., was tasked with starting a rural family medicine residency program from scratch. After four years of preparation, the program will launch in 2019.

Rural FP Delivers Unique Gifts for Littlest Patients

When small-town family physician Erik Bostrom, M.D., decided to make baby blankets for each of the newborns he delivers, he also made national news.

Creating an Academic Hub for Addiction Medicine

After completing his training with an addiction medicine fellowship, Luke Peterson, D.O., brought what he learned back to Phoenix to train others.

Resident Is Laser-focused on Helping Others

Volunteering with vulnerable populations put Sarah Matthews, M.D., on the path to a family medicine career.

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